Fractional CO2 laser treatment has a straightforward aim: replace damaged skin with fresh new skin. Our patients have benefited greatly since the introduction of the fractional CO2 laser at our New York City and Brooklyn offices.
• Enlarged Pores
• Loose skin around neck and jowls
• Acne Scars
• Brown, Splotchy Skin Tone
• Crow’s Feet Unresponsive to Botox
• Smoker’s Lines Around the Mouth
• Loose undereye skin
• Aging hands
• Solar damage to the neck
Fractional CO2 laser is considered the gold standard for reducing lines, wrinkles, tightening collagen and reducing pigmentation. Fractionation of the CO2 laser allows us to target deeper portions of the dermis, while protecting small bridges of unaffected tissue that are left intact. These islands make the healing process much faster, the procedure safer, and you back to work with rejuvenated skin quickly. Each pulse vaporizes a column of tissue that heats collagen deeply. This heat stimulates collagen growth, reduces fine lines/wrinkles, improves pore texture, and tightens the skin.
The procedure is performed in our Williamsburg and NYC offices with a topical numbing cream applied 1 hour prior. There is minimal discomfort with the procedure. Most patients describe a mild sunburn-type sensation. Swelling and redness with some crusting is expected and total recovery time is under 1 week. By day 5 most patients can wear makeup to soften residual redness.
Results are immediate with improvement of fine lines, elimination of pigmentation, pore size reduction and skin tightening. New collagen formation, however, will continue for the next 6 months, so expect additional improvement over the next season or two!